Semiautomatic weapons, crack cocaine removed from Elmira home after standoff

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Elmira Police arrested one man and recovered multiple semiautomatic weapons after a standoff early Friday morning on Baldwin Street.

Police responded at approximately 5:14 a.m. to the intersection of Lake Street at E. Second Street after a report of shots fired. They overheard more gunshots coming from an address on the 400 block of Baldwin Street, and established a perimeter around the area.

At 8:20 a.m. 20-year-old Alvonsey Manigault III exited the home and was taken into custody. Members of the Elmira Police Department SWAT team entered the home and removed a young child, but no one else was inside.

Police recovered a semiautomatic rifle, two semiautomatic handguns, crack cocaine, various rounds of ammunition for both guns, and several magazines for the rifle.

Manigault has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd, a Class C Felony and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Police reopened the streets near Elm Chevrolet shortly before 11:00 a.m.

The Elmira Police Department would like to thank the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office, the New York State Police, the Horseheads Police Department and the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit for assistance in this investigation.

The Elmira Police Department is asking any witnesses or anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Elmira Police Department at (607) 737-5626, or the tip line at (607)271-HALT.

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